A new survey from finance company Credit Suisse found that of the solely iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners questioned, 18 percent of them would "definitely" purchase Apple's upcoming wearable, the Apple Watch.

As reported by Business Insider, the level of interest from iPhone owners could translate to 35 million units moved during the device's first year. Beyond the definite purchasers, 11 percent of those surveyed said they "probably" would buy the Watch, another 18 percent said they would "definitely not" buy it, and a large pool of "maybe" and "probably not" users occupied 27 percent each in the middle.

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With strong interest levels in the Apple Watch, Credit Suisse believes there will be shortages of the device at its rumored March launch.

But even if one out of every five iPhone 6 owners wants an Apple Watch, Credit Suisse believes Apple will only make about 20 million Apple Watches in 2015, suggesting there might be a supply shortage when the smartwatch goes on sale.

These estimates aren't far off from a survey by UBS in early December that focused on consumers in general, not just specific iPhone 6 owners, and found that 10 percent are "very likely" to buy the Apple Watch, with the company selling 24 million units in the first nine months. Following Apple's unveiling of the device last September, speculation on the Apple Watch's unannounced details has continued in the lead-up to its launch, with the most recent piece of news revealing details of the Watch's iPhone companion app.

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Top Rated Comments

ValSalva Avatar
101 months ago
And a survey from the end of October 2012 claimed that 75% of people will 'definitely' vote for Mitt Romney :D
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Pagemakers Avatar
101 months ago
Did they miss the decimal point off by accident?

.18% more like.
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OneMike Avatar
101 months ago
A fool and his money...

Will easily be able to tell the time they parted with their money. In style!
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Zelmung Avatar
101 months ago
i am part of the no. heck its not even water resistent or can track you running by itself. useless

I'm pretty sure the watchkit leak detailed a standalone watch pedometer/accelerometre integration feature that tracks various health details without the phone near you. That, coupled with internal storage for music makes it arguably the best fitness companion on the market.

#AppleWatchSport
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bushido Avatar
101 months ago
i am part of the no. heck its not even water resistent or can track you running by itself. useless
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BillyBobBongo Avatar
101 months ago
A fool and his money...
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